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Booth Wood Local Nature Reserve Consultation

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Booth Wood is a small woodland owned by Charnwood Borough Council and situated on the western outskirts of Loughborough.

The woodland sits as a small pocket on the eastern edge of the Garendon Park estate.

As part of our 2016 Open Spaces Strategy we outlined plans to create local nature reserves across the borough to support and encourage more wildlife, Booth Wood is one of the areas we would like to designate in this way.

We’re running this consultation as part of our application for Booth Wood to become local nature reserve with Natural England.

A draft Management Plan has been prepared to set out the vision, objectives and priorities for the management of the site in consultation with the local community.

Read the draft Booth Wood Management Plan: Draft Booth Wood Management Plan (PDF Document, 3.67 Mb)

As part of our application we would like to hear the views of residents and visitors.

Complete the survey

Comments from the survey will be used as part of the council's application to Natural England to see Booth Wood designated as a Local Nature Reserve. The survey closes on Monday, 31 August, 2020.

The status would give the wood more protection from development and would mean planners would need to consider the impact of the area caused by nearby planning applications.

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Last updated: Thu 3rd September, 2020 @ 12:45